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IN Science & Technology ON 16 Oct, 2016
Google is now going head-on with the Apple and Samsung in the smartphone market, unveiling two new flagship smartphones which directly compete the iPhone7 and iPhone7 Plus.
The new Pixel and Pixel XL replace the Internet giant's Nexus line-up of smartphones bringing the hardware and software design under a single roof.
After the months of rumors and leaks, the company packed the brim with top-notch features; that defines the next generation of Android smartphones. Here are the things you might not know about the grand new Google Pixel.
Want to know the secret? Well, these smartphones are designed by Google but actually manufactured by HTC.
While you have already gone through the specification sheet, it's the time to shift our gaze from the specs sheet and look what really makes the handsets tick.
Apart from the top-of-the-line hardware, what makes us truly exciting is Google assistant. It is the company's Artificial Intelligence powered digital helper. It seems wildly smarter as it can tap into 70-billion strong strands of data points that underpin Google's knowledge graph.
This is a big deal as it does not only apply to your adorable pictures of full resolution but also 4k videos. Now keep your memories on cloud and access them anywhere with no limitations at all.
By the way, did you see Google subtle dig at Apple on this?
Google provides absolutely free access to a 24/7 customer support portal to the Pixel owners. Now you can directly chat or talk with experts to solve your problems, and also you will be able to share phone's screen if required.
You might be aware of the benchmark 'DXO Mark' has all settled up in the industry. You will be amazed by knowing that DXO Mark has rated Pixel camera highest ever for the smartphone.
They gave it a score of 89, which is three more than iPhone7 and one more than Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.
This is the time to stop your quest for good cameras. Google has brought the best of it.
Google has made switching to a new phone incredibly comfortable with a dedicated USB-C adapter, which can be attached to iPhone or Android quickly. By this, you can restore your contacts, iMessages, photos, videos, music and many more in a blink of moments.
The Pixel ships with an incremental update to Android 7.1 Nougat. This offers a wealth of functionalities including Night Light, Daydream VR mode, blue light filter for use at night. Adding on the list, the fingerprint scanner is not only for unlocking your phone; now you can check your notifications by a downward swipe on the fingerprint scanner. What else you require?
Now this one surely makes you jump over your seat.
Google has claimed that you can use your Pixel for 7 hours with just 15 minutes of charge.
Voila! This will surely fix most of our daily issues.
Moreover, the phone is getting launched in India soon, and the pre-orders are already started from 13th of October on Flipkart starting at Rs. 57,000. So yes, it is also economical than the new iPhone7.
Now what you think, will Apple lose the steam?